Shell Rimula R3 X


Triple action; resists wear, deposits and heat

No matter how hot, cold, steep, dusty, muddy or extended your operations, you need to know that your oil will protect your engine under all conditions.

The Energised Protection of Shell Rimula heavy-duty diesel engine oils works relentlessly in three critical areas:

  1. Acid control – well-proven performance additives help to protect against corrosion from acids formed as fuel burns.
  2. Deposit control – helps to keep the engine clean for consistent performance and long life.
  3. Wear control – keeps moving metal engine surfaces apart for long engine life.

Shell Rimula R3 X

Shell Rimula R3 X Energised Protection oils provide triple action protection against wear, deposits and heat, continuously adapting to the needs of your engine for protection in on- and off-highway applications.

Protective power

Using modern multi-component chemistry, Shell Rimula R3 X gives all-round protection for turbo and non-turbocharged engines.

Improved wear resistance

With over 18 million kilometers of documented on-road performance, Shell Rimula R3 X has demonstrated:
In the lab: up to 40% lower cross-head wear in the industry standard Cummins M-11 HST test (see chart).
On the road: up to 35% lower iron wear, measured in used oil samples from heavy-duty haulage operations in Caterpillar engines.

Exceptional deposit control

To ensure efficient operation and long engine life, it is essential that your engine is clean inside. Shell Rimula R3 X has been shown to keep engines cleaner than previous generation oils.

Increased heat resistance

Hard-working engines generate lots of heat. Shell Rimula R3 X has been developed to resist breakdown by heat, helping to ensure continued protection under heavy-duty service. The oil exceeds the requirements of key industry high temperature oxidation tests* by up to 40%, providing a rugged safety margin for all but the most severe operations.
*including ASTM Sequence III and CEC PDSC test procedures

Should you use Shell Rimula R3 X oil?

  • With its wide range of on-highway truck maker approvals, Shell Rimula R3 X is particularly suitable for use in heavy duty bus, coach and truck applications, including modern turbocharged engines.
  • Shell Rimula R3 X has been proven in rugged off-highway applications, ranging from remote mining and quarrying operations to use in a wide range of agricultural machinery.